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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 11:39 AM
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Lindsey Graham says U.S. must prepare to attack Iran
And he was supposedly a saner rethug? Ugh.

Lindsey Graham says U.S. must prepare to attack Iran

By James Rosen | McClatchy Newspapers


WASHINGTON Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Monday that the United States must be prepared to use military force to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and added that the last-resort step should be taken with the goal of overthrowing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Graham, a military lawyer and a senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, became the first senator to support direct U.S. military intervention in Iran, saying it should not involve ground troops but be launched by U.S. warplanes and ships.

"If you use military force against Iran, you've opened up Pandora's box," Graham told the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. "If you allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon, you've emptied Pandora's box. I'd rather open up Pandora's box than empty it."

Graham's unusual public support for overturning Ahmadinejad and the ruling council of Shiite Muslim clerics that he nominally heads recalled President George W. Bush's controversial policy of regime change to invade Iraq in 2003 and overthrow dictator Saddam Hussein.

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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/09/20/100853/graham-us-...
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 11:43 AM
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1. Oh Christ!! Lindsay has been at another pyjama party
with McCain.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 11:43 AM
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2. With him strapped to a warhead, yes!
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yellowwood Donating Member (550 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 11:45 AM
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3. And we must be ready
To keep it from happening
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 11:45 AM
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4. Rattle that saber Lindsey, it's masturbation approved by jingo
conservatives.

Oh, those cruise missiles, sleek powerful points of palpable penis power
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 12:05 PM
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5. Go ahead, Lindsey
We're right behind you.

"Last-resort step" my sweet Aunt Fanny.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 12:06 PM
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6. Why are gay Republicans so blood-thirsty? n/t
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 12:09 PM
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7. Making war is good business for goppers.
Edited on Tue Sep-21-10 12:20 PM by lpbk2713




Wealthy old fat men send the young ones off to kill and be killed while they rake in the money.

It's a plan that has always worked well for them in the past.

They never saw a war they didn't like.


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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 12:10 PM
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8. With that sort of logic, we should have declared a first strike on India
Think of it! We'd control Bollywood, the Taj Mahal, part of the Himalayas, and all the radioactive curry our bellies could stand.

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FlyByNight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 12:11 PM
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9. Graham's a sociopath
Just another member of the "neocon deathcult" (thanks to Marc Maron for the phrase) overcompensating for his own warped perception of masculinity. The empire apologists simply won't rest until the planet is a smoldering ash heap - just as long as they get wealthier along the way, of course.

:mad:
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the redcoat Donating Member (510 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 12:16 PM
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10. We must prepare to attack
Lindsey Graham.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 12:48 PM
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11. There will always be a need for a bad actor, in the eyes of the Military Industrial Complex
How else to justify a $700BB/year (+ unlimited war stipend) structural budget windfall?

In a sane country, this guy's motivations would be questioned. Who needs Al Qaeda when we have national politicians willing to drain the US Treasury on another misadventure - further damaging our international reputation - and whose only outcome would be making the world a more dangerous place?
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 12:50 PM
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12. Fuck off Graham, why don't you rich bastards let your CHILDREN
go off and fight YOUR wars for YOU! Leave us poor working folk alone!

FUCK OFF GRAHAM, GET A KIDNEY STONE SOON. MAKE IT TWO AT THE SAME TIME. THANKS.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 01:06 PM
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15. I'm glad you said "fuck" first...Go Fuck Yourself,Graham-
I am reminded of one of my old bumper stickers...Draft Young Republicans

There would be no more wars.
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AuntPatsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 01:05 PM
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13. Perhaps he should foot the bill then, give up his bonuses and his high living
life style if he is so gung ho to spend others dollars and end the lives of people he otherwise has no real knowledge of other than they call themselves Iranians....

People like him honestly give another black mark to the human race...why do people with such mindsets exist? Only answer, our species is just that, a species, no different from the so called other species we call the animal kingdom, living micron isms, except that in all reality who is the most susceptible to extinction? Makes one wonder just how superior we truly are and just how necessary are we in the whole equation of the building of life and the universe itself, proof that nothing is forever can be had by just looking up into the night sky so why not make the attempt to be better why we still have the time to prove ourselves?
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 01:05 PM
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14. Ahmadinejad is the replacement bogeyman for Saddam.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 01:08 PM
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16. Recommended to show what kind of crazy bastards these Rethugs are
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 01:38 PM
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17. what a dumb fuck.....
what else can you say about that .....?
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